Winning the Battle of Insomnia
Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which those afflicted have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Over 50% of adults have reported repeated incidents of insomnia and more than 10% of the population suffer from chronic insomnia. And those with children are especially prone, as I found out when I had my own!
Experts say practicing good sleep habits is the best first-line solution: having a consistent bedtime, exercising daily, keeping the bedroom dark, reducing blue-light exposure, and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. Of course, it can be difficult to maintain this monastic lifestyle in modern life; someone's going to slip you a diet coke eventually and it's hard to resist checking "one more thing" on your phone or the latest Netflix series before bed.
As a result many turn to pharmaceutical products, either prescribed or over the counter. These have a wide range of effects from doing absolutely nothing to leaving users with morning grogginess, or worse, some of the other common side effects including, "hallucinations, changes in behavior, sleepwalking, sleep driving and sleep eating". Many of us are not looking for ways to increase our caloric intake while sleeping so this can be a real negative.
Beyond this, there are an assortment of sleep masks, weighted blankets, and other non-medical sleep aids. These may work well for some, but I wasn't able to find the right solution, so I created it: the Rêve Dream Pillow! Rêve helps you fall asleep and stay asleep by a multi-faceted innovative design:
- A cross between a pillow and a sleep mask; Rêve is the Goldilocks for the right size and weight to block light and sound.
- Weighted perfectly to trigger a Deep Touch Pressure response, scientifically proven to increase serotonin levels, reduce anxiety, and reduce restlessness.
- Aromatherapy through natural herb blends have been shown in countless clinical and double-blind studies to improve sleep. The Rêve blend of herbs has been extensively researched in medical journals to promote sleep and relaxation.
- It's All-Natural. Period. The End. Every component of the Rêve is the highest grade, organic, natural and environmentally friendly product available. No weird plastics, no chemicals, no synthetic fibers or fabrics.
While no insomnia solution will work for everyone, there was an overwhelming response to the Rêve in it's limited distribution so we decided to make it available on a wider basis by partnering with a third-generation sewing company in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to make more Rêves! We hope you try and love Rêve as much as we do.